Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Early Day Motion 575 - reverse the job cuts at LMU

Jeremy Corbyn, MP (Lab) has tabled a motion to Parliament in support of our campaign to save London Met. The text is below. It's important we get widespread support for this, so contact your MP ASAP and ask them to sign up (see next post on this).

EDM 575


Corbyn, Jeremy

That this House notes with concern that London Metropolitan University is facing a reduction of £18 million in its teaching budget and a claw-back of £38 million in past funding as a result of inaccurate returns on student completion rates; further notes with deep concern that university managers have responded to this crisis by stating that they are seeking to cut at least 330 jobs and by failing to consult meaningfully with staff or unions about the crisis or the future of the university; considers that this scale of cuts throws the future viability of the university into doubt at a time when education and training are vital to the capital's economic health, as well as further undermining efforts to widen participation in London's higher education institutions; calls on the Government, through the Higher Education Funding Council for England, to fund London Metropolitan adequately; and urges the university management to emulate the conduct of other London higher education institutions facing funding cuts by reversing the current policy of cutting staffing and committing themselves to a thorough exploration of all potential non-staff savings through meaningful consultation with staff and campus unions.

See who has signed our EDM here, and get your MP to sign up to support:

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